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PIDG launches procurement enquiry for evaluation methodology for Green Africa Power

London, 24 July 2015

PIDG wishes to commission a Consultant to undertake an Evaluability Assessment of Green Africa Power LLP The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), is a multi-donor platform that aims to increase the level of private sector investment in the infrastructure of developing countries in order to accelerate growth and contribute to the elimination of poverty.

GAP is the newest PIDG facility, established by the PIDG Trust in April 2013 to encourage the development of renewable energy generation in Africa and demonstrate the viability of renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a mezzanine financing fund designed to address key market failures and stimulate private sector investment in renewable energy in Africa. It does that by reducing the overall cost of capital for energy generation projects, while maintaining commercial returns. Through the PIDG Trust, the PIDG Members funding GAP include the UK (through the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)) and the Norwegian Government through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), as part of its funding for GAP, has allocated a £3m budget for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and development and dissemination of knowledge and lessons learnt in relation to the newest PIDG facility, GAP. Although GAP has only just started operations, those members of the PIDG that fund GAP (GAP Donors) would like to identify the most effective use of this budget. For that reason, the PIDG Trust, acting through the PMU, is requesting proposals to provide consulting services to undertake an Evaluability Assessment (‘EA’) of GAP to help GAP Donors agree on the most suitable and appropriate Evaluation Plan (EP) for GAP.

This EA for GAP will be viewed as a pilot and could have wider implications for PIDG as a whole by feeding into the design of an overall evaluation framework to measure the development impact of PIDG on an ongoing basis.

Interested Consultants should submit their proposals by 17:00 on 16 August 2015.